Scattered throughout my DVD collection are 43 movies I’ve never seen.
I was trying to find something to watch during lunch the other day and decided it was time to shrink that number to zero.
I’ve made it my mission to be able to confidently claim that I’ve seen every single movie I own.
Today, I’d like to list the top 10 movies I own but haven’t seen yet.
I’m also going Tarantino with this post as it will feature TWO narratives. Along with 10 movies you’ll also find the top 10 reasons why I own them in the first place. It’s a creative way to get around the fact that I can’t write about movies I’ve never seen.
Future Shop and Best Buy cheap bins can be very attractive to a movie collector.
Package deals. The big electronic stores sometimes bundle a new release with another movie from the same filmmaker. 98% of those movies I’ve never even heard of let alone watched.
We Own The Night
Curiosity plays a big part. Renting movies costs an average of 4 dollars. Why not spend a couple extra bucks and just buy a used copy? I may have an addiction.
The Iron Giant
I can’t be the only one who buys movies simply to watch the special features. I own a bunch of DVDs with great special features but I still haven’t found the time to watch the entire film.
Blockbuster deals! 2 for 20, 3 for 30, Buy 2 get 1 free. I can’t resist the deals but there are times when I can’t decide what to get so I’ll throw in a calculated risk here and there. Sometimes it pays off… Sometimes it doesn’t.
Days Of Thunder
I used to be addicted to eBay. I would log on and look for people selling 20 or 30 movies at a time. I probably won about 4 or 5 of those auctions. There was bound to be a few I hadn’t seen in those collections.
I’m the first to admit there are movies I’ve purchased solely on the fact that they are well known and critically acclaimed.
Sometimes, a new release comes out that looks like a guaranteed top shelf contender. This can backfire sometimes if the movie turns out to be a dud. It doesn’t happen often but it’s possible.
I’m the easiest person to shop for. I enjoy movies. Buy me movies. I almost feel worse for not watching a movie that was a birthday or christmas present. That’s why I’ve embarked on this mission!
In some cases I was given hand-me-down DVDs because my business partner tends to re-buy the newest ultimate feature backed collector edition… box sets. Thanks buddy.
What about the other 30 or so?
Many are horror movies and comedies. Many people would classify them in the ‘B’ category but I have a special appreciation for them as well. I just haven’t had a chance to watch them yet!